The two-pronged Shun Premier Carving Fork easily holds food in place while slicing or carving and even assists in serving. In a way, the carving fork acts as an extension of the carver's arm, holding the meat in place as a slicing or carving knife glides through the food. The tines on the Shun Premier Carving Fork are long enough to penetrate roasts with ease in order to anchor them to the cutting board as you slice. The length also ensures your hand stays safely away from the blade. The Shun Premier Carving Fork is the perfect match for the Shun Premier Slicing Knife.